Jose D. Rivera-Mendez, 85, of New Haven passed away peacefully at the Arden House, Hamden on Thursday, April 28, 2016. He was the husband of Maria Rivera. Jose was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on August 23, 1930; son of the late Juan Rivera-Mendez and Norberta Mendez and had worked for the Hamden Hall Country Day School for twenty years.  Father of Rudy, Jose E., Eddie, Jose D., Belda, Iran and Ibis Rivera.  Brother of Olga and Carmen Rivera, and the late Elvia Casey. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends may call at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Monday from 4 to 8 pm.  Funeral services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.